Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sierra Leone Awarded Five Million Free Condoms from AHF Condom Bank

AHF Condom Bank, an innovative global project to provide free condoms to countries and local health ministries in need and seeking to step up their HIV and STD prevention efforts, supplied the Sierra Leone National HIV/AIDS Secretariat and AHF Sierra Leone with five million free condoms for the country’s public/private partnership in the fight against…

HIV Testing in Russia with Folk Dancing on Family Day

On a sunny day last month, parents, grandparents and children gathered outside in parks and on city squares in St. Petersburg, Russia to enjoy a warm day together and celebrate the National Family Day. Amid the festive landscape of balloons, rock bands, jugglers and performances by a folk dance ensemble in traditional costumes, AIDS Healthcare…

Mexico’s Top Musicians Unite to Stop HIV

Some of the biggest names in Mexico’s music industry are lending their names and talents to educate people on the prevention, detection and treatment of HIV. The latest advocacy effort is part of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Mexico’s “Keep the Promise – Music Ambassadors” campaign which will culminate with a concert on Nov. 30 in…

AHF: Congenital Syphilis a Growing Crisis; CDC Must Act Aggressively on Prevention, Treatment

 The number of cases of congenital syphilis—mother to child transmission before or during birth—in 2015 (487 cases) is the highest it has been since 2001 (506 cases). The New York Times also reports that, “Nearly five times as many babies across the country are born with syphilis as with H.I.V.”   AHF says a lack…

AHF: Condoms in Porn Victory! AHF Congratulates L.A. Board of Supervisors for Vote to Enforce Measure B

Supervisors today unanimously approved a resolution, including public health permit fees, for adult film producers as required under the Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, which L.A. County voters passed in 2012 with overwhelming voter support—57% to 43%   AHF lauds Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of LA County’s Department of…

Vietnam Inmates to Receive Vital Services

Over 10,000 prison inmates in Vietnam will now have access to HIV care and services, after AIDS Healthcare Foundation launched new clinics in Thai Nguyen and Phu Tho provinces in partnership with local organizations on Aug. 3 and 4, respectively. The initiative will also serve the residents of local communities. The two provincial prisons previously…

AHF @ Snow Fest Argentina!

Every year at the end of July, Argentina’s National Snow Festival is celebrated in Bariloche City, where over 10,000 people turn out for a week of special events, including concerts, various contests and career expos. This year, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Argentina was front and center to spread the word on HIV and safer sex…

AHF Calls on U.S. to #StandAgainstHate

‘Moral turning point for our nation,’ says AHF President Michael Weinstein In response to the national moral crisis exposed by the tragedy of Charlottesville, AHF, the largest global AIDS group, is launching a new national advocacy and billboard campaign #StandAgainstHate targeting the hatred, racism and white supremacy so brutally unmasked in Charlottesville and its aftermath…

West Java Leads the Way Fighting HIV in Indonesia

Twenty-seven mayors in the Indonesian province of West Java signed a groundbreaking declaration on August 9, pledging their unified response to combat HIV and AIDS. This was the first summit of this type in the country and comes on the heels of a meeting earlier this year between AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) senior leaders and…

African Media Gets Smart on Big Pharma

The screening of two documentaries last month led to intense discussion over the growing debate surrounding intellectual property (IP) rights and drug pricing within big pharma. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and partner organizations arranged the screening for over 40 journalists in Kampala, Uganda, introducing them to the controversial topics to inspire further investigation and more…